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    SMTP Server

    Hi.

    How would I set up a personal SMTP server on my system...not for free email or anything, just so that I could send out test messages and test some scripts using the mail() function in php. I have been looking at some software like the Mdaemon, but that seems like some fully fledged server, which I don't need.

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    If u ever find out about one, let me know what it is!

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    Will do so. I've just posted the same question on SitePoint...Hopefully I'll get a response either here or there
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    if your using IIS why not use the built in smtp server ?
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    Well, I'm using Apache, I'm not sure if that runs on IIS, or if there is a built in SMTP. If so, can you provide a link to somewhere that shows how to set it up? Only if it uses Apache though.

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    I think I may have found a site with some server software, but I think you have to pay for it... http://netwinsite.com/ and heres another thing that lets you have an outgoing smtp server: http://www.postcastserver.com/ . Hope that these help, and I will keep on googling!

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    All right, I'll take a look at the Post Cast Server, but right now I'm looking at the MS Help for the built in SMTP. That might work for me, since I just need to link it to PHP. Also, I don't think I would want to pay because its just for testing purposes anyway.
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    Same here, Im looking for something that I can get for free, just so I can test stuff out and everything..

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    on a similar note, is it possible to set up a pop3 server withput a domain. i have seen loads but they ask me for a domain could i just put in localhost?
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    i suppose you could use your ip address i think as you can email your self by using 127.01.01 after the @ part.

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    ibe heard that there are loads of SMTP servers out there. like sendmail for windows. i wouldnt reccomened downlaoding postcast, because its dumped tons of ads liks and crappy spyware search bars on IE. i think its postcast because that the only program ive installed recently
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    Here is a good one for windows:
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    Hope this helps!

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    that looks good. i went with mercury mail server. it has most daemons you could wish for and is realtivly easy to use. mght have a go at that last one
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